Are you thinking of converting your tennis court into a pickleball court? It’s an exciting prospect, but one that comes with a number of considerations—not least the cost. The size and type of pickleball court can vary from $20,000 to $40,000.
The cost depends on local labor rates, the base used (post-tensioned concrete or asphalt), fencing, lighting, and coatings and stripes.
The most important part of any pickleball court is the base. A post-tensioned concrete surface is considered ideal for pickleball as it provides superior ball bounce and speed control. A post-tensioned concrete surface usually costs between $20+ per square foot installed.
The next consideration when converting your tennis court into a pickleball court is fencing. Fencing helps contain errant balls and ensure that players have their own space in which to play without interference from other courts or objects such as trees or benches.
Depending on the type of fencing used (chain link or vinyl) and its height (5-7 feet tall) you could expect to pay anywhere from $2,500-$5,000 for surrounding fencing.
Another factor that affects the cost of converting your tennis court into a pickleball court is lighting.
Depending on whether you choose LED or halogen lights and how many lights you need (hint: at least two per side), you could be looking at anywhere from $1,500-$4,000 for lighting installation costs alone.
Coatings and Stripes
There are coatings and stripes to consider when looking at the cost of converting your tennis court into a pickleball court.
Depending on what type of coating you use (acrylic paint or acrylic hybrid coating) you could expect to pay anywhere from $2-$3 per square foot installed which adds up quickly over the entire area of play – so budget accordingly!
This should add another few hundred dollars onto your total bill depending on who does it and how long it takes them to complete the job correctly.
Accordingly, are tennis courts suitable for pickleball?
Answer: If the corners are square and the court is regulation size (60′ x 120′), four pickleball courts can fit on a tennis court (60′ x 120′). The recommended size of a pickleball court with overruns is 30′ x 60′ with a playing area of 20′ x 44′.
What is the best way to turn a tennis court into a pickleball court? One pickleball court can be added by simply lowering the tennis net to 34 inches in the center. In the center, the net could be lowered to 34 inches by using the center strap. By adjusting the ratchet on the net post, you may be able to loosen the tension on the net cord if it is very tight.
Do pickleball and tennis courts have the same size?
Both singles and doubles pickleball courts measure 20′ x 44′. Tennis courts are rectangle-shaped, 78 feet long, and 27 feet wide for singles matches. A 36-foot-wide court is used for doubles matches.
Is a tennis net higher than a pickleball net?
Pickleball nets have a shorter height than tennis nets. There are 36 inches of height at the side posts and 34 inches in the center of a pickleball net, while 42 inches of height at the side posts and 36 inches in the center of a tennis net.
The Cost to Convert a Tennis Court to Pickleball – Final Words
Converting a tennis court into a pickleball can be an expensive endeavor with costs ranging from $20K -$40K depending on local labor rates as well as what kind of surface materials are used such as post-tensioned concrete or asphalt along with fencing, lighting requirements, coatings/stripes etc..
However, carefully considering all these factors before beginning work will help ensure that all necessary steps have been taken towards creating an optimal playing environment while avoiding any unnecessary expenses to stay within budget.
Additionally utilizing professional contractors who specialize in this type of work will help keep costs down while still providing quality results that will last for years to come!